CavinKare celebrates the spirit of entrepreneurship with "CavinKare – MMA Chinnikrishnan Innovation Awards."

Dreamer, innovator, ideator, entrepreneur - just some of the words that can describe the late Shri R. Chinnikrishnan, the man who pioneered the sachet revolution. His ideas were based on the simple philosophy, "what the rich man can enjoy, the poor man should be able to afford." Today his innovations are seen in every shop, in the form of sachets. They stand testimony to the fact that his dream has seen fruition. In memory of the Late Shri R.Chinnikrishnan, CavinKare in association with Madras Management Association is seeking out the next generation of Innovators. CavinKare has established this award to encourage entrepreneurs who are running small scale industries.
"The Chinnikrishnan Innovation Awards" focuses on the overall value of the innovation in terms of its uniqueness, its benefits to people and its ability to be scalable. The awardees will be assisted with patent legalities and a potential tie-up with banks and venture capitalists. They will also have access to marketing advisory services.

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    • Chinnikrishnan Innovation Awards - 2013


      Location   Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Concert Hall,
      13/1, Harrington Road, Chetput,
      Chennai 600 031.
           
      Jury   Mr. M Ponnuswami,
      Chairman & Managing Director, Pon Pure Chem Pvt Ltd
      Mr. M Murali,
      Managing Director, Sri Krishna Sweets,
      Mr. B Srinivasan,
      Managing Director, Vikatan Group,
      Mr. GR Ananthapadmanabhan,
      Managing Director, GRT Jewelers,
      Mr. Sriram Subramanya,
      Founder, Managing Director & CEO,
      Integra Software Services Pvt Ltd,
      Mr. Y Rama Rao,
      Managing Director & CEO, Spark Capital Advisors India Pvt Ltd
           
      Chief Guest   Mr. P R Venkatrama Raja, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Ramco Group.
           
      THE RECIPIENTS OF YEAR 2013    
      Dr. S. Sivaramakrishna Pillai
      Proklean Technologies Private Limited.
      For developing, producing and marketing non-chemical, non-toxic and bio-degradable probiotic products which replace chemicals in leather, textile and hospitality industries.
      Mr, N. Gunasekara
      Sparco Stones Pvt Ltd.
      India’s One and Only engineered glass stone.
      Srimathy K
      Space Kidz India.
      For creating a special “Space” for Indian Kids.

    • Chinnikrishnan Innovation Awards - 2012


      Location   Kamaraj Arangam,
      492, Anna Salai, Teynampet,
      Chennai 600 006.
           
      Jury   Mr. Vinod Kumar Dasari, Managing Director, Ashok Leyland Ltd.
      Mr. Raju Venkatraman, Managing Director & CEO, MEDall
      Healthcare Pvt. Ltd.
      Mr. Venkatesh Rajgopal, Chairman & Managing Director,
      Celebrity Fashions Ltd.
      Mr. Darius Bahadurji, Chairman & Managing Director,
      Vantage Advertising Private Limited.
      Dr. Srinivasan R, Associate Professor of Corporate
      Strategy & Policy, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.
      Mr. M Ramprasad, Chairman and Co-founder, MAPE Group.
           
      Guest of Honour   Dr. K. Rosaiah, His Excellency, The Governor of Tamil Nadu.
           
      THE RECIPIENTS OF YEAR 2012    
      Mr. A. Mohammed Ibrahim
      M/s. Brainz Infotech, Villupuram.
      He is the inventor of the coin-operated, water vending machines. "Hygienic & cool" water, made accessible to the masses
      at an affordable cost.
      Mr. R.K. Saran Raj
      M/s. Japeva Engineering Pvt. Ltd, Chennai.
      He is the inventor of the 100% eco-friendly mineral roofing with enhanced weather insulation & waterproofing properties.
      Mr. Rangarajan Nadhamuni
      M/s. Sriram Agro Processing Unit, Vellore(Rural category).
      Converting waste to wealth - the inventor of the process that converts Mango waste into Mango butter.

    • Chinnikrishnan Innovation Awards - 2011


      Location   Image auditorium,
      MRC Nagar, R.A Puram,
      Chennai 600 028.
           
      Jury   Mr. N. Kumar, Vice Chairman, Sanmar Group.
      Ms. Akhila Srinivasan.
      Ms. Shriram, Life Insurance Co Ltd.
      Shri P.H. Kurian, IAS, Controller General, Patents, Designs & Trademarks.
      Mr. N. Venugopal, Joint Editor, Business Line.
      Mr. Manickam Ramaswamy, Chairman & Managing Director, M/s. Loyal textiles Ltd.
      Mr. T.M. Bhasin, Chairman & Managing Director, Indian Bank.
           
      Chief Guest   Mr. T. M. Bhasin, Chairman & Managing Director, Indian bank.
           
      THE RECIPIENTS OF YEAR 2011    
      Mr. Sanghameshwaram Ramaswamy
      Twiinkle Mops
      He is the pioneer of a new concept in India. He provides a twinkling mopping experience to the consumers which
      only exists in the western world.
      Ms. Saundarya Rajesh
      Avtar Career Creators
      She created Flexi-Time-Career opportunities for women in India.
      Mr. Sudhakar C & Mr. Suresh Chandra
      Cho Chweet
      They delighted pet owners with a unique idea; they provide a hygienic SPA experience to Pets. Pets can be social, they relax
      and lounge in a relaxed environment along with their owners.